The Communications Director for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah is urging the Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu to stop complaining about interference in his work and continue to serve as expected of him.
He said so long as no one is preventing the Special Prosecutor from carrying his work, he must stay focused and discharge his duties professionally.
The Adentan legislator made the comments on the back of complaints in a recent article by Martin Amidu that some heads of state institutions were interfering or not cooperating with him.
Martin Amidu revealed subsequently that despite his calls on the Interior Ministry to stop the CID from continuing investigations into the allegation of corruption brought against a presidential staffer, Charles Bissue, in a matter the Special Prosecutor believes falls within his jurisdiction, the Interior Minister allowed the Police CID to complete investigations which allegedly exonerated Mr. Bissue.
But Mr. Buaben said the CID’s work in no way interfered with or affected investigations by the Office of the Special Prosecutor.
Mr. Buaben Asamoah said Mr. Amidu can pick up the CID report and pursue the case if he feels dissatisfied.
“Why is he complaining all the time. Let him do his work. Has the president told Martin Amidu to stop work, no. Has a minister who wrote a letter to the CID told Martin Amidu to stop work, no. Has the CID in its report to Martin Amidu told him to stop work? No. I don’t think it will be useful to be at opposite ends of the table with the CID. I think it will be better for him to pick up that report, look at flaws if any he finds per his view within the Special Prosecutor’s act and move on to deal with those issues. Nobody has stopped him or can stop him from moving to investigative that matter,” Yaw Buabeng Asamoah said.
An investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas captured the then Secretary to the anti-galamsey taskforce allegedly taking a bribe to allow mining without due process.